Registration of immovable properties brought under PSGA

Srinagar: The administration of Jammu & Kashmir has now made it mandatory for authorities to complete registration of documents relating to sale of immoveable properties, within two days.
In a notification issued here the Jammu & Kashmir government has brought registration of documents under the Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA). The PSGA guarantees time-bound delivery of public services to the people.
According to the notification, the timeline for registration of documents is two days.
The notification also states that timeline for delivery of registration of documents by the authorities is also two days.
While sub- registrar and registrars have been notified as designated officers for these services, the registrar and additional inspector general of registrar have been designated as first appellate authorities for the same.
As per notification, additional inspector general of registration and inspector general of registration have been notified as second appellate authorities for these services.
Notably, before reorganization of erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir, the powers of registration of documents were lying with judiciary. But after August 5, 2019 changes, these powers are vested with executive.
On October 22, 2019, the state administration announced a new department of registration would be set up to “provide hassle free and speedy service to the citizens for registration of documents pertaining to immovable property like sale, gift, mortgage, lease, and bequest.
It also approved the creation of 464 new posts for the new department. (KNO)

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